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Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 1999
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The book addresses most of the important issues any Web designer needs to know to be effective in using internet communications media. It is relevant to the full range of users and is the best book I've found to date on the subject.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 1999
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When we started our web site 3 years ago, the web version of this book was our main source of inspiration. Our site now receives more than 100,000 visitors per month and was nominated for a 1999 Webby Award in the science category. We just ordered 50 copies for a web design workshop this summer. I am so happy this resource is finally available in print!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 1999
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While designing a website, whether experienced at it or not, this book is invaluable. The folks at Yale know Information Design, and this book proves it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2004
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In less than 220 pages, this book covers the functional aspects of Web design in a well structured and concise manner. In that sense, it is tailor made for the project manager with all essential elements and no superfluous details. You will become familiar with: interface design, site design, page design, typography, editorial style, Web graphics and multimedia.

Your specific work environment will dictate if you need additional Web design knowledge. At the management level, this book will probably provide all you need to know. At the Web production level, you will obtain a global understanding allowing you to properly select specific areas to further your level of knowledge.

The technically oriented or the novice should first acquire some basic knowledge of Web Publishing (HTML, Web graphics, servers, browsers, etc.) to make the best use of this book. As a suggestion, the book entitled "Learning Web Design" by Jennifer Niederst (ISBN 0-596-00484-2) is an excellent starting point.

Jean C. Ducharme, PMP
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2009
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Although this book is available online, it is nice to have a hard copy to write notes and mark up. I use this book all the time developing sites and take it with me to work and school.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2001
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This book is a great reference work that anyone who plays in HTML should have on their desk. This book is the missing link in most technical libraries. It addresses appealing, and legible layouts, as expected, but it does so much more. It discusses cross platform compatability issues, and helps you work around the differences, or to at least KNOW what your code will do in other browsers. It also addresses formatting content for the atypical setups, like the for the handicapped, WebTV or even for PDA's and phones!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2000
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Classic design and editorial advice aimed at producing efficient Web communication. Not a book for gearheads who want the latest tech-toy or animation plug-in. The authors have clearly aimed at more timeless standards of page layout and editorial approaches to effective communication in this medium. Excellent advice for enterprise managers who need page design and interface advice to figure a way out of the chaotic confusion most intranets have become in the last several years.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Whether you're new to web design, an old hand, putting together a personal or hobbyist site, or charged with developing a website out of thin are for an employer or organization, this book is an essential resource. (Of course, you can read all the chapters on the affiliated website, but if you want to have a book to hold in your hand, this one's a good choice.) The authors go through the basic elements of site design, weaving in design theory along the way (in a way anyone can understand) and providing examples for the web design conventions they refer to. As a writer and editor, I've relied heavily on Strunk & White. Moving from print design into web design, I've looked for a resource that would serve to help me make the transition. This book fits the bill.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Another excellent book that even practices everything that is mentioned for designing for the web. For those who feel that this book lacked cutting-edge information, go find it on your own because it's out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 1999
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This books offers functions in a user interface that are visibly easier, sexier, and faster than the competition - preferably all three.
It helps you fulfill the following criteria in your website: 1. Creates a clear and concise standard with plenty of illustrations and examples. 2. Saves time by including in the style guide any points of unique or unusual issue. 3. Organizes the style guide from the point of view of the developer with main headings for window type, function type, and document tupe. 4. Gives measurements, pixel width, text colors, link colors, font names, sizes and special features such as bold, italics, etc. 5. Creates a development directory for the templates, components, and graphics and includes the location of directory in the style guide.
A fabulous book for those professional designers who are either redesigning an existing site or creating a new one from scratch!
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